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rupeds or pleafureries, and

sith as much has greatly to give h

zur Nahrung und Fabriken Einzufuhren, &c.—This piece is worthy of the attention of the gentleman farmer, though the instructions conveyed in many paris of it are more applicable to the barren foil of Brandenburg, than to the fertile bills ani valleys of Britain. As to the multiplication of the kinds of domestic animals by taming camels, buffaloes, &c. as our Author has done with great success, it must certainly be a molt advantageous thing in all countries, and particularly in Eng. land, where luxury and pleasure have rendered the demands for certain quadrupeds excessive. 'UNİTED PROVINCES.

L E Y DE N. XXIV. The celebrated Doctor Van DOEVEREN, professor of physic in the university of Leyden, published some time ago a very valuable Treatise concerning the knowledge of the Diseajes incident to the Female Sex, under the following modeft Lana title : Prime Lineæ de cognoscendis Mulierum Morbis in Ulus Academicos dullæ a Gualt. Van Doeveren. The practice of midwifry, in which this eminent man has displayed his talents with as much dexterity, reputation, and success, as in that of inoculation, has greatly contributed, as may be easily seen in the perusal of this work, to give him a particular insight into the causes and symptoms of female complaints. His work, however, is no more than a sketch, which excites the defire and the expectation of something more extensive from such an able hand.

HAGUE. XXV. The American controversy is shifting from the British isles to the Continent, and there one would think that the objects in contest would be viewed in a truer light and with a more impartial eye than they are at London and Weitminfter, amidst the delusive and unhappy influence of party-zeal. Mr. Pinto, an ingenious Israelite, who by his profession, is cut off from both parties, has drawn his pen in behalf of the Mother Country, and warmly justified her complaints of the ingratitude and injustice of her perverse and unruly children. This he has done in Two Letters; written in French with spirit, fagacity, a competent knowledge of the matters in debate, and in a manner that shews a very considerable acquaintance with the true principles of government in general, and with the state, the commerce and interests of the Britih Empire in particular,

His Firit Letter, which is addressed to a physician in Jamaica is, indeed, in a great measure compiled from some of the best English pamphlets that have appeared on the side of government; but his Second Letter is more original, and con


e, it muss. His obfefpect to chan

tains several points of view that are worthy of attention. It is thus entitled, Seconde Lettre de M. Pinto a' l'occasion des Troubles des Colonies, &c. In this Letter Mr. Pinto thews the reasons, which obliged the ministry to let things go so far in America, before they made use of forcible means to quell the insurrection in that country, reasons arising partly from the nature of the British government, partly from the prejudices, which the members of the opposition in parliament had instilled into the people in favour of the Americans, and partly from mis-information with respect to the true state of the affairs in the Colonies.--His observations, in this first part of his Letter, are, it must be owned, sensible and judicious.

In the second part, he takes in a larger field, and even indulges himself in several excursions, some more and some less excentrical, but in which the Reader will neither find him tiresome nor uninstructive. He takes a view of the real state of England, in her resources, financés, commerce, and the means the has of dispofing of her manufactures, without the help of America : He considers the national debt, and shews that, as yet, it does not enervate the power or vigour of the nacion: He even takes a trip to Indoftan, and shows the weight of the Indian settlemenis in the scale of the finances. of Great Britain : He considers the commercial connexions of England with other nations, particularly with Holland ; and from all these objects extensively considered, as also from the internal state of America, he concludes, that, though fioner or later America may become independent, that period is not yet come, and that it is the interest of Spain, Portugal, France, and Holland to prevent iis arrival,


* For J U NE, 1776.

. MISCELLANEO U S. Art. 11. Summary Obfervations and Facts collcEled from late and

authentic Accounts of Russian and other Navigators, to Thew the * practicability and good Prospect of Success in enterprises to dir.

cover a Northern Passage for Vesels by Sea, between the Atlantic * and Pacific Oceans, or nearly to approach the North Pole; for which the Offers of Reward are renewed by a late Act of Parliament. 4to. is, Nourse. 1776. THE Compiler of these Observations and Facts, is a zealous ad.

vocate for the practicability of a North East paffage into the Pacific Ocean: He is of opinion, that, in bigh Northern lasitudes, and at a considerable distance from the Eastern coatts, the sea is

clear ;

clear; and that neither ice nor forms would obftru& a bavigation rightly conducted, in the Polar Ocean. The facts, which he produces, are priocipally designed to refute the notion, by which adren. turers have been terrified, with respect to the mountains of fixed or floating ice, intercepting a communication with the Eastern Ocean ; and to show, that a voyage in this direction, could it be accomplished, would be much lefs dangerous and fatal to the navigator than those which are now pursued round the Southern Continent: He likewise proposes to determine the place and time of departure, and the course to be held, thould this adventure ever be renewed. It is his opinion, that ships fitted out for this parpose 'fhould go early enough to leave the North Cape of Europe at 719 in the month of June. From thence he apprehends, it is ad. viseable to stretch due North to 73° lat. and there to set the first course at North East by East for a run of 1000 miles, up between Nova Zembla and Spitsbergen, to 83 lat, and 92 1 O E. fong. where it is proposed to fet the second course South East for 1500 miles upon the rhumb line leading directly to the opening of the Straits of Behning and Anian, at 680 or 700 lat. and long. where an opening from 150 to 2co leagues wide allows an easy admission into a passage which narrows at 66°, and then widens again, to offer the pleasing prospect of a mild Southern sea, in amends for the over-rated Northern colds.

It is by no means unlikely, that, though our Author's reasoning fhould fail to rouse the spirit of adventurers, the offer of a parliamentary reward may answer the purpose; in which case some of the hints here suggested may not be unuseful. Art. 12. Huberti Langueti, Galli Epiftolæ ad PHILIPPUM SYDNEIUM, Equitem Anglum. Accurante D. Dalrymple, De Hailes, Eq.—Sir David Dalrymple's edition of Languet's Letters to Sydney. 8vo. 68. Murray.

These Latin Epistles addressed to Sir Philip Sydney, and written, chiefly, about the middle of queen Elizabeth's reign, give no inelegant accounts of the business and characters of the German and other Princes during that period. With respect to their style, we subscribe to the opinion of the elder Voslins, who says, Extant Epif. tolæ ejus, nihil minus quam vulgari Elegantia exarate. Art. 13. General Observations concerning Education ; applied to

the Author's. Method in particular. By G. Croft, M. A. Mafter of the Grammar School in Beverley ; Fellow of University Col. lege, Oxford, and Chaplain to the Earl of Elgin. 8vo. 6 d. Robinson.

This publication is little more than an advertisement, at large, of the Author's school ; in which, after a few general remarks on the importance of a classical education, the Public is made acquainted with the particular method which the Author pursues ja teaching the languages, geography, writing, algebra, &c.


Art. 14. A Description of ihat admirable Structure, the Cathea

dral Church of Salisbury. With the Chapels, Monuments, Grave. stones, and their Inscriptions. To which is prefixed, an Account of Old Sarum. Illufrated with Copper-plates. 46o. 75. 6 d..

Baldwin. . · The uniform plan of Old Sarum, which has been totally deserted for so many ages; with the peculiar beauty of the cathedral, and its lofty and delicate spire, in New Sarum ; rerder all historical and descriptive particulars of them, at once entertaining and interefling. Mis Price's circumftantial account of this cathedral is well known.; it is here abridged, and makes the most interelling part of this publication, which is illustrated with Price's culs. A little largeness of size, would have allowed the description to have extended to every object deserving notice in and about Salisbury, and thus have made it more pleasing to all who are acquainted with that agreeable city, whether natives or travellers. Art. 15. The Complete Gazetteer of England and I Yales; or, an ac

curate Description of all the Cities, Towns, and Villages in ibe Kingdom, &c. 12 mo. 2 Vols. Ŝ. Ro'ison, &c. 1775:

The plan of books of this kind, and under the above title, is uni. versally known. In respect to the compilation, the Editors always borrow from their predecessors; and if they make any addition, it is very well : for by such means these plans are gradually improved. * In 1751, the late Mr. Stephen Whailey published his England's Gazetteer, in three pocket volumes, the Index Villaris making the third, under a separate alphabet. The present Editor includes the whole under one alphabetical arrangement; in two volumes; and he has supplied fome deficiences, particularly the Inland Navigations.' The defcriptions, however, of many towns, &c. remain as they stood in the accounts of Camden, and other old writers. Thus, for instance, BURSLEM, now famous for the manufacture of all the elegant kinds of pottery, in the highest perfe&ion, is only noted for making pots to hold boiler ; and MATLOCK, one of the most delightful places in the kingdom, is said to be only inhabited by 'a few groavers, who dig for lead-ore, and live in huts, not much bigger than hog-styes.' This might, poflibly, have been the case one or two hundred years ago; but if our Editor Mould ever have the pleasure of viliting Burlem and Mailock, he will bluth to read the account of them which he has so blindly and erroneously adopted. Art. 16. The New Gazetteer; or, Geographical Companion, · &c. A Vade Mecum, for the Readers of New:-papers, &c. By R. Johnson. Lilliputian 2s. Dilly.

'Twas Homer's praise his Iliadí to indite,

Another's in a nutshell them to write, So sung one of oor poets abont an hundred years ago ; and so it may be faid of the learned labours of Eachard and Salmon. It was their praise to write a Gazetteer, or Newsman luterpreter, in a handsome duodecimo ; but it is now another's, to compress what they wrote, within dimensions that will · occupy no more room in the pocket than a moderate sized snuff-box.'' Yet this may prove • REV. June 1776. Kk


but a very transitory excellence. By and by, another may come with superior pretentions to the public favour. " See here, Gemmen! my neweit Gazetteer, no bigger than a button!" Art. 17. The Articles of the Game at Cricket, as settled by the

Cricket clubs, particularly that of the Star and Garter in Pall· Mall. With a neat Copper-plate of the representation of the

Game. 12mo. 6d. Williams. · Long Robin, and Lumpey, are the best judges of this important production. Art. 18. She is and she is not: a Fragment of the true Hiftory

of Miss Caroline de Grosierg, alias Mrs. Potter, &c. Exhibiting a Series of uncommon artinces and intrigues in the course of her Transactions with the Earl of Lauderdale, in the Years 1764 and 1765. Together with an Account of che Proceedings in the pro. cess the commenced against his Lordship, and the Substance of the

Evidence on both sides. Compiled from Papers of undeniable • authenticity, and dedicated to Mrs. M- -e R-dd, SrQ · I s. 6 d. Bew. 1776.

In the narrative here given of proceedings held in the Coort of Sellion in Scotland, as referred to in the title, we behold a female adventurer, so nearly resembling the famous Mis Rudd, that we cannot help concluding with the Author of this account, that C. de G. Mrs P. and M. C. R. are only different names, used at dif. ferent times, by one and the same person. The history is 09questionably authentic, and the facts are curious. The law-suit was instituted for the recovery of wages, &c, pretended to be dae from Ld. L. to the prosecutrix; who had been engaged to fuperintend the education of his Lordship's daughters; but was soon dir. missed, not only for misbehaviour, but for want of the requifitę qua. lifications.—The artifices, contrivances, subterfuges, and dexterity with which this woman managed the process, would be really aftonithing, had we not lately seen such extraordinary intances of what a genius of this kind is capable of atchieving. Art. 13. The 45th Chapter of the Prophecies of Thomas the

Rbymer, in Verse; with Notes and Illustrations. Dedicated to Dr. Silverspoon, Preacher of Sedition in America. 4to. 6 d. Edin.

burgh printed, and sold by Murray in London, 1776. . There is pleasantry in this ridicule of American patriotism. It appears to have originated in some periodical publications at Edin. burgh. Art. 20. De Utilitate Lingua Arabicæ, in Studiis Theologicis, Ora.

tio; babita Oxonii, in Schola Linguarum, yu it. Aprilis. MDCCLXXV. Auctore Jofepho White, A. M, Collegii Wadhami Socio, et Lin. glæ Arabicæ Professore Laudiano. Oxonii, e Typographeo Clarendoniano. 410. I 9. 6 d. White, 1776.

This oration was delivered on occasion of the Author's 20pointment to the chair of Arabic Professor: It is intended to evince the importance and utility of the Arabic language, and to promote the study of it among men of science in general, and divines in particular. The history of the Oriental Nations is principally derived from books written in this language, and there tore the knowledge of it admits an application to very extensive


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